Ukrainian Military Reuses Captured Russian Artillery in Donetsk Oblast

Ukrainian soldiers are reusing captured Russian artillery on the battlefield in Donetsk Oblast, Ukraine, according to Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFE/RL).

RFE/RL reported that several pieces of equipment were captured after Russian troops retreated from the Kharkiv region during a Ukrainian counteroffensive.

On October 4, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said dozens of settlements had been retaken by Ukrainian forces across the Kherson, Kharkiv, Luhansk, and Donetsk regions of Ukraine.

According to RFE/RL, certain pieces of the captured equipment are like “trophies” to the Ukrainian forces as the country could not manufacture them itself.

Footage published by the outlet on Wednesday, October 5, shows a captured self-propelled howitzer in action. “Let them feel the force of their own weapon,” a Ukrainian soldier says in the video. Credit: Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty via Storyful